ECO-FRIENDLY FABRICS

Eco-friendly fabrics are those that are safe for the environment, recycled, or biodegradable. The most popular ones are linen, cotton, wool, hemp, as well as anything that’s recycled and used in a new garment.

BAMBOO:

Bamboo is a highly sustainable plant. This makes it a super sustainable alternative due to its naturally renewing properties. Plus, nasty pesticides and chemicals aren’t required when harvesting bamboo. This means the cultivation is natural, and never harms the environment.

Advantages:

Anti-Bacterial, Sweat Absorbent, Odour Free, UV Protectant

Disadvantages:

Tends to Shrink more than cotton, Wrinkly Nature, Bamboo is Invasive in nature

Uses:

  • Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Bath robes
  • Face masks
  • Gauze
  • Sanitary towels, Sanitary napkins
  • Bedsheets

SOY:

Soybean fibers are sustainable and don’t need chemicals to grow effectively. Soybean is a renewable resource and the soy protein fiber is made using by-products of the soybean industry.It is a skin-friendly fabric. It is used for shirting and apparel making for men and women. It is environmental friendly and has a silky and soft to feel.

Features: Extremely skin-friendly, Anti-bacteria function, Environmental friendly, Soft and silky, Dry and comfortable, Luxurious.

Advantages:

Anti-Bacterial, Moisture Absorbent, Light and silky, UV Protectant, Do not need Ironing, Easy dyeing, Comfort

Disadvantages:

Not as strong as cotton and hemp, Wrinkly Nature

Uses:

  • Underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Sportswear
  • Children’s & Infants Cloth
  • Bed Sheets
  • Towels
  • Blankets

ORGANIC COTTON:

Organic cotton refers to naturally cultivated cotton without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides or transgenic technology.

Organic cotton is generally defined as cotton that is grown organically in subtropical countries such as IndiaTurkeyChina, and parts of the USA from non-genetically modified plants, and without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides[1] aside from the ones allowed by the certified organic labeling. Its production is supposed to promote and enhance biodiversity and biological cycles.

Advantages:

Environment Friendly, Cheap Production cost, Allergy free, Moisture Absorbent, No use of chemicals, Soil quality Protection

Disadvantages:

Requires more water for production, Lower yield than conventional cotton

Uses:

  • Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Bath robes
  • Face masks
  • Gauze
  • Sanitary towels, Sanitary napkins
  • Bedsheets

HEMP:

Hemp fabric is a type of textile that is made using fibers from the stalks of the Cannabis sativa plant. This plant has been recognized as a source of extraordinarily tensile and durable textile fibers for millennia

In addition, hemp is a lightweight fabric, which means that it is highly breathable, and it also effectively facilitates the passage of moisture from the skin to the atmosphere, so it is ideal for hot climates.

Advantages:

Strong, Weather Resistant, Versatile, Cost-Effective, Environment-Friendly, Durable

Disadvantages:

Wrinkly, Extra care, Not rich in Colour, Prone to holes

Uses:

  • Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Bath robes
  • Shoes
  • Paper
  • Ropes

The worst fabrics for the environment: Cotton, synthetics and animal-derived materials.

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